Notes on Contributors

GENEVIEVE ABRAVANEL’s short fiction is available or forthcoming in The Missouri Review, American Short Fiction, North American Review, The Normal School, Indiana Review, and elsewhere.

JEANETTE BEEBE’s poems have appeared in Salamander, Sixth Finch, Chattahoochee Review, Juked, Bayou Magazine, New South, and elsewhere. She was named a finalist for the Iowa Review Award in Poetry, and she was a member of Minneapolis/St. Paul’s first spoken word team at Brave New Voices. She lives in Akron, Ohio. Her website is

DANIEL BIEGELSON is the author of the book of being neighbors (Ricochet Editions) and the chapbook Only the Borrowed Light (VERSE). He currently serves as Director of the Visiting Writers Series at Northwest Missouri State University and as an editor for The Laurel Review. His poems have appeared in or are forthcoming from DIAGRAM, Interim, MAYDAY, New Orleans Review, Supersition Review, The Glacier & The Shore, among other places.

MICHAEL CHANG (they/them) is the author of ALMANAC OF USELESS TALENTS (CLASH Books, 2022) & SYNTHETIC JUNGLE (Northwestern University Press, 2023). Tapped to edit Lambda Literary’s Emerge anthology, their poems have been nominated for Best New Poets, Best of the Net & the Pushcart Prize. They were awarded the Poetry Project’s Brannan Prize & edit poetry at Fence.

ALLISA CHERRY Her poetry has recently appeared or is forthcoming in The Maine Review, Nine Mile Magazine, The Ilanot Review, Rust + Moth, High Desert Journal, and The Baltimore Review, and has received pushcart and best of the net nominations. She lives in the Pacific Northwest where she completed her MFA at Pacific University, teaches workshops for immigrants and refugees transitioning to a life in the United States, and is an associate poetry editor for West Trade Review

QUINTIN COLLINS (he/him) is a writer, assistant director of the Solstice MFA in Creative Writing Program, and a poetry editor for Salamander. He is the author of The Dandelion Speaks of Survival and Claim Tickets for Stolen People, selected by Marcus Jackson as winner of The Journal‘s 2020 Charles B. Wheeler Prize. Quintin’s other awards and accolades include a Pushcart Prize, the 2019 Atlantis Award from the Poet’s Billow, and Best of the Net nominations.

ADAM DAY is the author of Left-Handed Wolf (LSU Press), and of Model of a City in Civil War (Sarabande Books), and the recipient of a Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship for Badger, Apocrypha, and of a PEN Award. His work has appeared in the APR, Boston Review, The Progressive, Volt, Kenyon Review, Iowa Review, and elsewhere. He is the publisher of Action, Spectacle.

NATHAN ERWIN is a land-based poet raised on the Allegheny Plateau, the northernmost tier of Appalachia. A community organizer, Erwin currently operates at the Pocasset Pokanoket Land Trust building healthy futures for indigenous farmers and organizing around land repatriation. His writing has recently appeared in Ninth Letter, Willow Springs, FOLIO, Bombay Gin, Rust & Moth, and Poet Lore. His organizing and his poetry are conversant, and so he writes about land, drugs, myths, and wanting.

CLARE FLANAGAN is a Brooklyn-based poet, music writer, and night owl. Raised in Minnesota, she recently relocated from San Francisco to New York City, where she is a Wiley Birkhofer fellow at NYU. Her poems and reviews are published or forthcoming in Pidgeonholes, Poetry Online, Alien Magazine, The McNeese Review, and Treble Zine. In her free time she enjoys running, eating chopped cheeses, and listening to Charli XCX. 

LIZ HARMS is a poet and intersectional feminist from Arkansas. She earned her MFA from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where she now serves as the Managing Editor for Ninth Letter. Harms’ manuscript, Object, was named by Juan Felipe Herrara as a finalist for the 2023 Philip Levine Prize for Poetry from California State University, Fresno and Anhinga Press. Her poetry appears or is forthcoming from Prairie Schooner, 3Elements Review, Noble / Gas Qtrly, and Duende.

K JANESCHEK is a writer and labor organizer originally from the Midwest. Their work has appeared or is forthcoming in Mid-American Review, Foglifter, Nimrod International Journal, HAD, Variant Lit, Split Rock Review, Poet Lore,  and elsewhere, and has won an AWP Intro Journals Project award in poetry. They live in Alaska.

RACHEL KAUFMAN is a poet, teacher, and PhD candidate in Latin American and Jewish history. Her work explores diasporic memory and transmission, and her dissertation focuses on the Mexican Inquisition and cross-ethnic networks of female religious ritual in colonial Mexico City. Her first poetry book, Many to Remember (Dos Madres Press, 2021) enters the archive’s unconscious to unravel the histories of New Mexican crypto-Jews alongside the poet’s own family histories. Her chapbook, And after the fire, won the 2020 JuxtaProse Chapbook Prize and is grounded in the language and myth of the Talmud. Her poetry has appeared on and in the Harvard Review, Southwestern American Literature, Western Humanities Review, JuxtaProse, and elsewhere, and her prose has appeared in The Los Angeles Review of Books, Rethinking History, The Yale Historical Review, Diagram, and Comedia Performance: Journal of the Association for Hispanic Classical Theater. She is currently a poet-in-residence at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, NM.

LEYNA KROW is the author of the short story collection I’m Fine, But You Appear To Be Sinking (Featherproof Books 2017) and the novel Fire Season (Viking 2022), which was nominated for The Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize. Her second story collection, Sinkhole & Other Inexplicable Voids (Viking), is forthcoming in 2024. She lives in Spokane, WA with her husband and two children.

SARAH E. KRUSE is an Associate Editor at Barrow Street Press. She received her MFA in poetry in 2022 from the University of San Francisco under the direction of D. A. Powell, and a doctorate from the University of Rhode Island in 2016. Her work has appeared in Hotel Amerika, Shining Rock Poetry Review, Assay: a Journal of Nonfiction Studies, The International Journal of Žižek Studies, and others. She lives in San Francisco.

DELILAH MCCREA (she/her) is a trans-anarchist poet. She loves the NBA and knows the lyrics to every Saintseneca song. Her work can be found in Vagabond City, Gordon Square Review, Petrichor, Night Coffee Lit, Hobart After Dark and on her website

NICK MOLBERT Originally from Louisiana’s Gulf Coast, Nicholas now lives and writes in Cincinnati. He is the author of two chapbooks: Goodness Gracious (Foundlings Press, 2019) and Cocodrie Elegy (Foundlings Press, 2023). You can find his work at places like The Cincinnati Review, The Greensboro Review, Mississippi Review, and Missouri Review among others.

SEBASTIÁN H. PÁRAMO is the author of the forthcoming collection Portrait of Us Burning (Northwestern University Press/Curbstone Books, 2023). His work has recently appeared in The Los Angeles Review, Poetry Northwest, The Arkansas International, the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-A-Day series, and elsewhere. He is the founding editor of The Boiler, Poetry Editor for Deep Vellum, and a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Austin College in Sherman, Texas.

ANNA LAURA REEVE is the author of Reaching the Shore of the Sea of Fertility (Belle Point Press). Winner of the 2022 Adrienne Rich Award for Poetry, her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Beloit Poetry Journal, Salamander,, and others. She was a finalist in the 2023 Greg Grummer Poetry Contest and the 2022 Ron Rash Award, and is a two-time Pushcart nominee. She lives and gardens near the Tennessee Overhill region, traditional land of the Eastern Cherokee.

PETE STEVENS is the author of the chapbook Tomorrow Music (Map Literary, 2021). His story “Riders” won the Craft Literary Short Fiction Contest, judged by Robert Lopez. His fiction has appeared in AGNI and Copper Nickel, has been named as a Best American Short Stories Distinguished Story, and has been anthologized in Flash Fiction America (Norton, 2023). He can be found online @petebiblio and at

LAURA SWEENEY facilitates Writers for Life in Iowa and Illinois. She represented the Iowa Arts Council at the First International Teaching Artist’s Conference in Oslo, Norway. Her poems and prose appear in sixty plus journals and twelve anthologies in the States, Canada, Britain, Indonesia, and China. Her recent awards include a scholarship to the Sewanee Writer’s Conference. These docupoems are based upon research she conducted while working for the Ames Laboratory Dept. of Energy. She is a PhD candidate, English Studies/Creative Writing, at Illinois State University.

MATTHEW TUCKNER received his MFA in Creative Writing at NYU and will be a PhD candidate in English/Creative Writing at University of Utah beginning in the fall. He was the winner of the 2022 Yellowwood Poetry Prize, selected by Paige Lewis, and was a finalist for the 2023 Mississippi Review Poetry Prize. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in American Poetry Review, The Adroit Journal, 32 Poems, Copper Nickel, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Pleiades, Ninth Letter, West Branch, The Cincinnati Review, The Missouri Review, and Poetry Daily, among others.

MEGHAN LOUISE WAGNER lives and teaches in Northeast Ohio. Her work has recently appeared in or is forthcoming such places as Nashville Review, Cutleaf, Cleveland Review of Books, Story, Okay Donkey, AGNI, and has been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories.

STELLA WONG is the author of Spooks, winner of the Saturnalia Books Editors Prize, and American Zero, selected for the Two Sylvias Press Chapbook Pcrize by Danez Smith. A graduate of Harvard and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Wong’s poems have appeared in POETRY, Colorado Review, Lana Turner, Bennington Review, Denver Quarterly, the LA Review of Books, and more.

BRANDON YOUNG (pronouns: he, him) is a PhD student in creative writing at University of Utah, and is Associate Poetry Editor of Quarterly West. He holds a BA from Indiana University, and an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University where he was the Larry Levis Poetry Fellow. He has attended Tin House Summer Writers Workshop, and was a Tennessee Williams Scholar in poetry at Sewanee Writers’ Conference. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in RHINO, Poet Lore, Blackbird, Foglifter and elsewhere. His poems have been anthologized in A Flame Called Indiana: New Writing from the Crossroads (Indiana University Press, forthcoming 2023).